Sheffield United are looking like they could be out of the race to sign QPR midfielder, Eberechi Eze, with Mirror journalist, David Anderson, seemingly confirming Leeds are favourites.
United are said to be long-term admirers of Eze and were linked with a move for the QPR star back in January.
The Sun claimed during the winter window that Chris Wilder was eyeing a £12m bid for Eze. However, nothing ever progressed and Sky Sports have since reported that Crystal Palace saw a similar bid rejected this month.
And Anderson, who was speaking through his Twitter account, appeared to suggest the Blades are no longer in the running, stating that Leeds are keen but unwilling to pay £20m, while Palace and West Ham remain interested.
With no mention of United, it would appear that Chris Wilder may have moved onto other targets.
Eze was always ideal but the price-tag is probably too much – Our View
We are always going to struggle when it comes to battling teams to sign players who are in and around the £20m bracket and have made such an impression in English football already.
QPR are rightly asking for big-money for their star player. But when clubs like Palace and Leeds are even debating whether to spend it, you realise it’s a sensible move from United to probably back out.
Eze would be a brilliant signing, mind. Goals, assists, and his driving runs from midfield would all compliment the Blades starting XI pretty nicely.
The 22-year-old is highly-rated, with former boss Mark Warburton insisting the midfielder ‘has no limits’ in a past interview. (Goal)
However, as we will probably see more than once this window, it looks like Eze might be one that is just out of reach.